McFarland, USA (2015)

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  • IMDb page: McFarland, USA (2015)
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 20 February 2015 (USA)
  • Filming Location: Kern County, California, USA
  • Director: Niki Caro
  • Stars: Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Morgan Saylor | See full cast and crew »
  • Original Music By: Antonio Pinto   
  • Sound Mix: Datasat | Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Athlete | Coach | Track And Field | One Word Title

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Christopher Cleveland  story
  • Christopher Cleveland  written by (as Chris Cleveland)
  • Bettina Gilois  story
  • Bettina Gilois  written by
  • Bettina Gilois 
  • Grant Thompson  screenplay

Known Trivia

  • McFarland is in north Kern County 7 miles south of Delano where two Olympic medalists world record holders attended high school. 10 of 10 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Kevin Costner attended Mt. Whitney High School for a year in the city of Visalia . Which is located 40 miles north of McFarland . 9 of 9 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |

Plot: A cross country coach in a small California town transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders. |  »

Story: A cross country coach in a small California town transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders.

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Produced By:

  • Mark Ciardi known as producer
  • Gordon Gray known as producer
  • Mario Iscovich known as executive producer
  • Mary Martin known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Kevin Costner
  • Maria Bello known as Cheryl
  • Morgan Saylor known as Julie
  • Elsie Fisher known as Jamie
  • Vincent Martella known as Brandon
  • Daniel Moncada known as Eddie
  • Mariann Gavelo known as Low Rider Cover girl
  • Catherine Toribio known as Flirty Girl
  • Martha Higareda known as Lupe
  • Vanessa Martinez known as Maria Marisol
  • Connor Weil known as Palo Alto Runner #1
  • Carlos Pratts known as Thomas
  • Diana Maria Riva known as Senora Diaz
  • Chelsea Rendon known as Sonia
  • Alex MacNicoll known as Fitz Mitchell
  • Erika Navarro known as Low Rider Magazine Model
  • Natalia Cordova-Buckley known as Senora Valles (as Natalia Cordova)
  • Carmyn Xoluv known as Sonia's Friend
  • Ben Bray known as Ernesto Valles
  • Hector Duran known as Johnny Sameniego
  • Omar Leyva known as señor Diaz
  • Eastynn Chadwick known as (voice)
  • Johnny Ortiz known as Jose Cardenas
  • Jackie Di Crystal known as Teacher
  • Tyler Sellers known as Palo Alto Runner #2
  • Josh Clark known as Coach Trent Jameson
  • Mina Polanko known as Teacher
  • Brandon T Collins known as Runner
  • Vaia Zaganas known as Chola
  • Ryan Gunnarson known as Village Christian Runner
  • Sergio Avelar known as Victor Puentes
  • Chris Roark known as Village Christian Runner
  • Eric Schroeder known as Sherman Indian Runner
  • Jush Allen known as Cross Country Fan (green team)
  • Marc Wayne known as Yosemite Runner
  • Rigo Sanchez known as Javi
  • Chris Nuñez known as Young Church Dad
  • Regi Davis known as Centennial Coach
  • J. Downing known as Race Official
  • Jeremie Watson known as Football Player
  • Tyler Ecklund known as Bear River Runner
  • Danny Mora known as Sammy
  • Chad Mountain known as Clovis Coach
  • John Funk known as Centennial Assistant Coach
  • Rafael Martinez known as David Diaz
  • Brian Connors known as Park Aide
  • Brian M. Scott known as Yreka Runner (as Brian Maierhofer)
  • Cody Ballentine known as Cenntenial Runner
  • Ian Gray known as Runner
  • Thomas Longo known as Official
  • Joshua Cooper known as River City Runner
  • Jennifer Key known as Sonia's Friend
  • Austin MacKinnon known as Runner
  • Allen Singh known as Low Rider Driver
  • Adriana Diaz Chapa known as Laura (rumored)
  • Carrie Salter known as Cross Country Fan
  • Michael Tong known as Hunter
  • Benjy Brown III known as Yreka Runner #3
  • Phil Shea known as Village Christian Runner
  • Shant Chahinian known as Bakersfield Runner
  • Kevin Posey known as Cross Country Fan
  • Bo Cushing known as Football player
  • Starlight Talent Agency known as Michael aguero
  • Josh Olson known as Palo Alto Runner #7
  • Preston Parsons known as Clovis Runner #4
  • Linda Mendoza known as Sonia's Friend
  • Russell Weston known as Carmel Quarterback
  • Michael Rey known as Runner
  • Paul Mattson III known as Moorpark Runner #2
  • Joseph Medina known as Yreka Runner #6
  • Dan Wilson known as Moorpark Runner #1
  • Ryan Lucker known as Derek
  • Brandon Todd Collins known as Runner
  • Joseph Wurtz known as Salesian Runner
  • Benjy Brown III known as Yreka Runner #3
  • David A. Paco known as Robert Louis Runner #4
  • Rob Roth known as Salesian Team Runner
  • Derek LaRosa known as Carmel Tight End
  • Meli Alexander known as Palo Alto Supporter (uncredited)
  • Mell Bowser known as Football Player #23 (uncredited)
  • Nick de Graffenreid known as Robert Louis Stevenson Runner (uncredited)
  • Sergio Garcia known as High School student (uncredited)
  • Emmanuel Howell known as Football Player (uncredited)
  • Paul David Roberts known as River City Supporter (uncredited)

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  • Bernadette Beauvais known as makeup artist
  • Tyler Ely known as key hair stylist
  • RaMona Fleetwood known as department head hair
  • Jenni Brown Greenberg known as makeup artist
  • Amy Lederman known as makeup artist
  • Francisco X. Pérez known as makeup department head
  • Colette Slattery known as hairstylist
  • Natalie Thimm known as makeup artist (makeup artist)
  • Nani Velez known as hair stylist

Art Department:

  • Claudia Bonfe known as Set Dressing Buyer
  • Gregory Byrne known as set dresser
  • Harry Conrad Chitwood known as construction coordinator
  • Thomas Conrad known as construction medic
  • James L. Eddy known as prop master: second unit
  • Richard Ewan known as painter
  • Kelly Hemenway known as assistant art director
  • Michael E. Johnson known as assistant property master
  • Kay Kropp known as lead painter
  • G. Lynn Maughan known as propmaker foreman
  • Rick McLean known as paint forman
  • Kirsten Oglesby known as assistant art director
  • Sarah Regan known as standby painter
  • Eric Rosenberg known as graphic designer
  • Jennifer Stoefen known as art department coordinator
  • Tim Stuart known as set dresser


Production Companies:

  • Mayhem Pictures
  • Walt Disney Pictures

Other Companies:

  • BT Industrial Supply  expendables
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera cranes (uncredited)
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies (uncredited)
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  stabilized remote camera systems (uncredited)
  • Chef Robért Catering  catering
  • Intelligent Media  international monitoring agency
  • LA Management  talent management
  • Scarlet Letters  end titles
  • Walt Disney Records  soundtrack

Additional Details


  • Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures (2014) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures (2015) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures (2014) (USA) (theatrical)

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Special Effects:

  • Capital T (visual effects)
  • Shade VFX (visual effects)

Visual Effects by:

  • Ryan Andersen known as visual effects editorial coordinator: shade vfx
  • Karina Benesh known as visual effects coordinator: Shade VFX
  • Patrick Clancey known as digital opticals
  • Gus Duron known as digital opticals editor
  • Bryan Godwin known as visual effects supervisor: shade vfx
  • Jamie Hallett known as visual effects supervisor: capital T
  • Lindsay Hallett known as visual effects executive producer: capital T
  • Harimander Singh Khalsa known as compositing supervisor: shade vfx
  • Thomas Kuo known as digital intermediate dailies scanner
  • Austen Mouzes known as production assistant
  • Molly Pabian known as digital production manager: shade vfx
  • John Riddle known as technical director: shade vfx
  • Eric Schoellnast known as visual effects artist
  • Josh Shuman known as digital compositor
  • Brian Smallwood known as digital compositor: shade vfx
  • Nic Spier known as visual effects artist
  • David Van Dyke known as visual effects executive producer: shade vfx

MPAA: Rated PG for thematic material, some violence and language


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